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4th Automotive Painting & Advanced Coatings Summit

  • 20th May 2021
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  • ONLINE

The Vonlanthen Group is excited to host the fourth annual B2B event that is custom fit to your needs and aims to provide you with insight into market trends, applications, and technologies in automotive paint, coating, and surface innovations.

Gain valuable knowledge throughout a broad spectrum of topics, including emerging trends and rising challenges in the mechanical performance of automotive paint systems. The special focus will be on Industry 4.0 and digitalization.

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About

This Summit brings together experts from varied professions, organisations and industries who have profound knowledge and experience in automotive paint and coating. Besides sharing best practices, this event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and partnering. The Summit covers a wide spectrum of topics, including emerging trends in automotive paint and coating, automotive paint systems, digitalisation, challenges in mechanical performance of automotive paint systems, critical performance factors, influence of paint material and thickness on ADAS and environmental aspects of automotive paint technologies. A special focus will be on Industry 4.0 and digitalisation. It is an honour and a privilege to invite you to participate in this Summit. We look forward to welcoming you online!

Who Should Attend

Chief Executives, Directors, Vice Presidents, Department Heads, Leaders and Managers, Researchers, Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, Chemists specialising in:

  • Research & Development
  • Chemical Research
  • Materials Development
  • Applied Technology
  • Technical Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Automotive OEMs
  • Coats & Paintings
  • Chemical Companies
  • Consultancies
  • Automotive Design
  • Innovations
  • Engineering
  • Product Development
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Applications
  • Development Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Automotive Tiers
  • Digitalisation
  • Virtual Solutions
  • Quality Control
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • Marketing 

Key Practical Learning Points

  • Emerging trends in automotive paint and coating
  • Automotive paint systems development and its challenges
  • Colour development, evaluation and quality control
  • Surface quality in styling and design
  • Industry 4.0 and digitalisation: key industry interests
  • How to improve the quality through the Industry 4.0 tools
  • AI and future 5.0
  • Pollution crisis in a painting process
  • Functional and smart coatings innovations and challenges
  • Adhesives, sealants, elastomers and anti-corrosion coatings
  • Paintings and corrosion protection systems
  • Influence of paint material and thickness on ADAS assistance systems
  • Improved LiDAR detection by intelligent pigment selection

Dirk Michels, DE

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation IPA

Dirk Michels studied chemical engineering at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany. Since September 2000, he has been a member of the scientific staff at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. From 2006-14, he held various positions with responsibility in projects and personnel in various companies in the paint processing industry as well as in consulting. Since 2014, he has been working as a project manager in the department of coating systems and paint­ing technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). His major topics are the development and planning of innovative coating processes as well as the optimisation of existing coating plant concepts.

Dr. Meiko Hecker, DE

Managing Director

AOM-Systems

Dirk Michels studied chemical engineering at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld, Germany. Since September 2000, he has been a member of the scientific staff at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) in Stuttgart. From 2006-14, he held various positions with responsibility in projects and personnel in various companies in the paint processing industry as well as in consulting. Since 2014, he has been working as a project manager in the department of coating systems and painting technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA). His major topics are the development and planning of innovative coating processes as well as the optimization of existing coating plant concepts.

Hande Kilic, TR

Senior Corrosion Expert

MAN Truck & Bus

Hande Kilic is a chemical engineer (BS) and Ph.D. Candidate with extensive experience in corrosion and painting skills. As a Senior Corrosion Expert, she was certified by the International Corrosion Authority, NACE (AMPP - The Association for Materials Protection and Performance) in Houston HQ. She works for an automotive company within the VW Group, MAN AG, since 2012. The German company develops and produces buses and delivers to the world with high-quality voice. She has 9 years of experience in paints, protective coatings, paint shop processes, adhesives, material science, paint and corrosion standards, and corrosion protection. She is responsible for the management of all corrosion processes within the company under the R&D department. 

Daniel Pittaluga, USA

Senior Manager – Paint Group, Production Engineering

Toyota Motor North America

A native of Argentina, Daniel Pittaluga also lived in Brazil before relocating to the United States in 1979. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. His automotive career began in 1984 with Ford Motor Company in Atlanta. As a process engineer in paint he focussed on waste reduction – a personal passion – before being promoted to engineering manager at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville. His productivity advances there eventually led him to a career with Toyota in 2002. Daniel began with Toyota at the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky. There he managed the paint engineering group and expanded its role across North America. In 2010, he joined supplier engineering development, supporting suppliers through quality and capacity improvements. Daniel spent two years at Toyota’s Design Center in Michigan developing a simultaneous engineering group before being promoted to senior manager. He returned to production engineering in 2017. His current responsibilities include productivity improvement projects for Toyota Mississippi plant and new paint shop construction in Alabama, a joint venture with Mazda and Toyota. Daniel holds a BSc in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an MSc in business administration from Georgia State University.

Alberto Pinzello, IT

Sales Executive, IoT & AR

Allianz Center for Technology

Alberto Pinzello is currently a Sales Executive in IoT & AR in Rockwell Automation, promoting innovation in industries through consistent usage of real-time data and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, he spent 5 years in OSIsoft as Sales Executive, managing named accounts and large enterprises within different sectors (O&G, Power Gen & Utilities, Pharma and F&B, Discrete Manufacturing) and 8 years in CD-adapco (now part of Siemens PLM) acting as technical sales for Computational Fluid-Dynamics (CFD) software simulation. He held a PhD from Politecnico di Torino and Universidad Politecnica de Valencia. In his spare time, he enjoys running outdoor, swimming, and reading books.

Thomas Behl, DE

Repair Technology Consultant

Allianz Center for Technology

Thomas Behl studied automotive and engine technology at the Technical University of Munich and graduated in 2010 with a degree in engineering. He then joined the accident research department at the Allianz Center for Technology, where he moved to the repair research unit in 2012. Since then, he has been supporting and managing projects in the areas of mechanics, bodywork, and painting, as well as general projects.

Dr. Carlos Vignolo, DE

Applied Colorimetric & Data Management

BASF Coatings

Carlos Vignolo graduated in 1991 with a PhD in Physics from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD at GSI TU University in Darmstadt, Germany. He has over 25 years of international experience as a Physicist at BASF in Color and Quality Labs. He started in 1992 as Head of Quality and Color Labs at BASF in Argentina. In 2000 he came to Europe as Head of Color Management. Carlos is currently Project Manager at BASF Coatings for Applied Colorimetric, Methods and Data for Automotive Coatings including Color Management and Harmony 4.0. Carlos’ research has yielded several patents including Index for Determining a Quality of a Color.

Phil Collins, UK

Director – Advanced R&D

Global Inkjet Systems

Phil Collins studied Maths & Computer Science at Cambridge University and has since worked for over 35 years in electronic pre-press, computer graphics, and high-performance digital systems. He has experience in a broad range of innovative printing technologies, specializing in the delivery of breakthrough performance improvements. As Director – Advanced R&D for Global Inkjet Systems, he leads projects which deliver the next generation of competitive advantage to GIS' customers. 

Holly Steedman, UK

Business Development Manager

Integration Technology Ltd

Holly Steedman graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a degree in Integration Engineering and has held various roles in Product Management and Technology Development at Marabu GmbH, Industrial Inkjet Ltd, and Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems Ltd. Having spent her whole career in the world of print and coatings, Holly uses her passion for these technologies to provide solutions that fit the application. As Business Development Manager at Integration Technology, the leading specialists in industrial UV and UV LED Curing, Holly embraces the challenges of integrating UV LED curing into new and emerging markets and facilitates the implementation of the technology to help move the project from concept to completion. 

Stanislav Šulla, CZ

Area Manager Eastern Europe

Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V. 

Stanislav Sulla graduated from the Technical University in Leipzig (Germany) with a Master's Degree in Graphic Arts Technology. For more than 25 years, he has dedicated himself to sophisticated solutions of color-critical tasks and has become widely recognized as a color management expert. He is a part of the Konica Minolta Sensing organization, responsible for sales of spectrophotometers and related applications in the region of Eastern Europe. 

Dirk Michels, DE

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering & Automation IPA

Dr. Meiko Hecker, DE

Managing Director

AOM-Systems

Hande Kilic, TR

Senior Corrosion Expert

MAN Truck & Bus

Daniel Pittaluga, USA

Senior Manager – Paint Group, Production Engineering

Toyota Motor North America

Alberto Pinzello, IT

Sales Executive, IoT & AR

Allianz Center for Technology

Thomas Behl, DE

Repair Technology Consultant

Allianz Center for Technology

Dr. Carlos Vignolo, DE

Applied Colorimetric & Data Management

BASF Coatings

Phil Collins, UK

Director – Advanced R&D

Global Inkjet Systems

Holly Steedman, UK

Business Development Manager

Integration Technology Ltd

Stanislav Šulla, CZ

Area Manager Eastern Europe

Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V. 

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What our
participants
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"Great discussions and insights on current and next-generation surface technologies and paints for automotive. Lower VOC, addressing e-mobility needs and better corrosion protection - to mention just a few topics."

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Dr. Stefan Picker

Henkel

"Automotive painting community needs each other in a cozy environment to share our subjects. I think this kind of events is an interesting activity."



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Raquel Machado

Faurecia

"It was a very good networking"



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Edith Sollbauer

Sirmax Deutschland GmbH